Lemme start off with the price. For me, it cost about 80k. I was lucky enough to pack some good players out of my last rewards. He’s absolutely worth that. I also think he’s worth the 150k. For a comparison, he’s been better than SBC Milinkovic-Savic for me at CDM/CM/CAM. They are both hard to link Seria A beast midfielders. I would recommend using him at CAM in a 4-2-3-1 or any CM position. I’ve played 10 games with him so far. 8 Div Rivals and 2 Squad Battles(for the packs/coins). Now I’ll explain how his stats play in-game.
Pace: The pace on this card is GOOD. He’s noticeably faster than Pjanic/Hamsik/Matuidi/SMS. His height and agility hinder his pace, but his positioning and strength make up for it IMO. He definitely can start a counter-attack for you if he receives the ball. He has that Goretzka-esque pace and power combo.
Dribbling: 70 Balance- Not great for a CAM/CM. 79 Agility- Great for a CM and decent for a CAM. The agility isn’t enough to counter his low balance on its own BUT his 86 strength is. So, he has 87 ball control and 81 dribbling. These can be boosted easily with any dribbling focused chem style. He keeps the ball really well in difficult situations because of this ball control/strength/agility. His dribbling is comparable to Pogba. He dribbles with power and conviction. Very easy for him to get into nice scoring positions. 4* combo
Shooting: THIS IS WHERE HE SHINES! 84 attack positioning, 81 finishing, 88 volleys, 89 shot power! He just scores. Plain and simple. He scores for me just as much from CM as he does at central CAM. Timed finishing is the most important aspect to this game to exploit and he does it very very well. 86 CURVE. His right foot is lethal, his left foot is lethal, his heading is 82 base with 84 jumping at 6’1. Very capable scorer.
Passing: Very surprising. 87 short pass, 83 long pass, 80 vision are all great stats, right? But his passing in-game is DIFFERENT. Dude just does the thing. Through balls, lobs, driven, cross, corners. Don’t matter. The man just places it. Pretty much all I have to say.
Defending: His defending is pretty good. I have 0 complaints in this aspect. His 86 stand tackle is great and his heading is nice to have for winning those midfield headers into the path of your forwards. 65 marking is OK. He’s not Kante, but he will chase down the opponent and out-muscle them off the ball. He wins quite a lot of corner headers too. Overall, he lacks that high Defensive WR to track back but he tracks back enough at the CM spot. At CAM, you might have to put come back on defense if you need him to defend.
Physical: The stats speak for themselves. 6’1, 86 strength, 91 aggression are FANTASTIC. Cannot be pushed off the ball. Period. OK OK OK the elephant- 75 Stamina. He can go a full 90!!! I’ve only had one game where I had to sub him off because of stamina. That was in the 107th minute. His High/Medium does not make his stamina an issue IMO. If he had H/H, I don’t think he could last the full 90. But, HE DOESN’T. So don’t write him off.
OVERALL: Kevin Prince Boateng Flashback- 9/10 (CM/CAM)
2. Physical/ Physical presence
Something I did not touch on in the review is how fun this card is! He fees like a Cheap Guulit* I know it’s cliche, but that’s the only way I can describe him. He does it all.
2. Agility (sort of)
3. Lack of signature goal celebration